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Sony BDP-S560 review

£249 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Sony

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray Disc player not only delivers terrific high-definition images, but also excels at upconverting DVDs, too.

The Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray Disc player not only delivers terrific high-definition images, but also excels at upconverting DVDs, too.

The Sony BDP-S560 is also a Wi-Fi enabled model. But this model lacks the streaming media extras that competing Blu-ray Disc players offer.

The Sony BDP-S560 was most impressive in our black-and-white Good Night and Good Luck test. Even water glasses sitting on a banquet table popped with clarity and brilliance. It did almost as well in colour movies, with a nice feel of dimensionality in the Mission: Impossible III test. Only in the animated Cars did it disappoint, where a sense of flatness earned it a rating of only Good.

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The player earned ratings of Very Goods down the line in our two DVD tests. In the Return of the King test, the colours looked less saturated than those from the reference Sony PlayStation 3 player, but more pleasing and realistic.

NEXT: our expert verdict >>

PCWorld.com

Sony BDP-S560 Expert Verdict »
Sony BDP-S560 Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 125 reviews
Tabletop Blu-Ray disc player
430x216x70mm
2.3kg
CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD, CD, DVD+R DL, BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, DVD-R DL
Profile 1.1 (Bonus View), Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
Video D/A Converter: 12bit/148.5MHz
Audio D/A Converter: 24bit/192kHz
upscaling up to 1080p
supports AVCHD
Parental Lock
TV Screen Saver
Progressive scanning, cinema mode, JPEG photo playback, digital photo playback from USB devices, x.v.Colour technology, BD-Java
Dolby Digital output, DTS digital output, Dolby True HD digital output, DTS-HD digital output, Dolby Digital Plus output
Infrared Remote Control
Ethernet
HDMI output
component video output
SPDIF output
composite video/audio output
S-Video output
USB
EPA Energy Star Compliant
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

It's not the cheapest or the most full-featured, but the Sony BDP-S560 is a good Blu-ray player.

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